Increasing Student Achievement in Writing Vince Puzick Literacy Facilitator CSSD-11 September 14, 2007 Writing Across the Curriculum: How All Teachers Can Embed Effective Writing Instruction Into Classroom Practices What do you think? Activity:
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Literacy Facilitator CSSD-11
September 14, 2007
How All Teachers Can Embed
Effective Writing Instruction
Into Classroom Practices
Activity 1: Choose one of the 11 NCTE “Beliefs.” Write for five minutes on that belief. What do you find intriguing about it? What questions arise as you explore that belief? Can you challenge it?
Activity 2: Share your writing with a colleague. What connections can you make between the belief you wrote about and the belief/thoughts of your colleague?
Activity 3: Do your beliefs act as barriers to or conduits for incorporating writing into your instruction?
to deepen their
to process, and
to reflect on their learning.
There are various
methods to engage
students and stimulate
Learning to Write
students to demonstrate
their knowledge and
Teachers must use
Rubrics for assessment.Writing Across the Curriculum
Online Pacing Guides and forthcoming Language Arts Online Curriculum is found here:
The success of a WAC program…depends
far more on the instructor’s professional
commitment to a style of teaching which
has active learning as its goal rather than
adherence to any particular formula.